[PATCHv2][SMB3] Add kernel trace support

Ralph Böhme slow at samba.org
Fri May 18 18:46:32 UTC 2018

On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 09:36:36PM -0500, Steve French via samba-technical wrote:
> Patch updated with additional tracepoint locations and some formatting
> improvements. There are some obvious additional tracepoints that could
> be added, but this should be a reasonable group to start with.
> From edc02d6f9dc24963d510c7ef59067428d3b082d3 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Steve French <stfrench at microsoft.com>
> Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 21:16:55 -0500
> Subject: [PATCH] smb3: Add ftrace tracepoints for improved SMB3 debugging
> Although dmesg logs and wireshark network traces can be
> helpful, being able to dynamically enable/disable tracepoints
> (in this case via the kernel ftrace mechanism) can also be
> helpful in more quickly debugging problems, and more
> selectively tracing the events related to the bug report.
> This patch adds 12 ftrace tracepoints to cifs.ko for SMB3 events
> in some obvious locations.  Subsequent patches will add more
> as needed.
> Example use:
>    trace-cmd record -e cifs
>    <run test case>
>    trace-cmd show

pardon my ignorance, but are these tracepoints usable with other tracing
frameworks like Systemtap?

Last time I checked, Systemtap looked like *the* tool. Is there a generic trace
point infrastructure that tracing tools can consume, so we're not tied to


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